Richmond, California 

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Climate in Richmond, California

Richmond, California gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Richmond averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Richmond. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Richmond gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 65 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 75 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Richmond is 8.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

9.7 / 7.4

Summer   /   Winter
September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Richmond, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Richmond, CaliforniaUnited States
  28.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  64.5 days106.2 days
  262 days205 days
  46 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

September is the hottest month for Richmond with an average high temperature of 75.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In Richmond, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Richmond are September, August and July.

In Richmond, there are 8.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Richmond with an average of 42.5°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Richmond, there are 1.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Richmond, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

Humidity in Richmond is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

December is the wettest month in Richmond with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 58% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 28.3 inches in Richmond means that it is wetter than most places in California.

January is the rainiest month in Richmond with 11.1 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 64.5 rainy days annually in Richmond, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 49% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Richmond, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Richmond.

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    Reviews for Richmond    9 Reviews
    Quiet, Diverse, not without problems - 3/21/2022
    I've lived in Richmond since 2014. I find that for proximity to the rest of the East Bay, Marin county, and San Francisco it's a tremendous location. We moved here from... Read More

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    Just as shi%^y as ever - 1/16/2020
    Grown up around all my life, and lived for the past 3 years. Diverse in the worst kinda way (the way that will get you robbed or assaulted). The epicenter of the... Read More

    Richmond has been my home for well over 30 years. - 6/23/2017
    I've lived here for more than half of my life, and never want to leave. The weather is nearly perfect. The population is very racially diverse and people for the most... Read More

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